Caprese Salad

2 months ago

Finally a recipe . . . sorta


Now that I got to go grocery shopping and actually have the things and the means to cook, I present you this caprese salad, which is your basic salad minus the balsamic vinegar. Since I am not a big fan of it, I decided to skip it. However I plan on making it again here in a few days and what I am going to do, I will cook what they call a balsamic reduction, which is balsamic vinegar and honey simmered down or reduced if you please. I think that would be way way better than simple vinegar.

Ingredients:

  • EVOO;
  • baby heirloom tomatoes;
  • fresh mozzarella cheese;
  • salt and pepper to taste;
  • fresh basil leaves.

Directions:

Wash and cut your tomatoes, assemble the ingredients on a plate. Drizzle a desired amount of extra virgin olive oil on top, sprinkle some salt and freshly cracked black pepper or pepper medley. Enjoy!


The images were taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a Canon EF 24-105mm - F/4 lens.

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artwork by @kookyan

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This looks so yummy! As it is, with balsamic vinegar or balsamic reduction I would eat it all!

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Agreed! You can't go wrong with a Caprese salad! :)

nice. simple and tasty

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Thanks!

ooh, this looks so lovely! I think this salad will be awesome with your reduction. here we get a fig balsamic glaze. It is soooo good!

I love your footer artwork 🐈

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I've never heard of fig balsamic reduction, but it sounds too tasty! I will need to read about it :) thanks!

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sure!! Its made from balsamic vinegar made from figs. Interesting hey?!

@kotturinn
you are really a food writer, looks great I think I would not even want to start eating if I get a bort, precisely because it is so beautiful

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Thank you Jack! ALways trying to get better at my craft :)

Oh I love Caprese salads. I also make it on a cocktail stick for nibbles at parties.. a cherry tomato, baby bocconcini and a piece of basil wrapped around it. And balsamic vinegar drizzled over the top

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Italian cuisine is too good! I love light snacks like the one you described, throw an olive on that stick too, yum!

Kott I've missed your blog. Lol
This salad is new to me. But I love how they look. It will taste yummy in my mouth. Won't it? Lol.

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Yeah, I've been away here for a moment :) the salad is awesome if you like this combo of ingredients!

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You must be busy in the real world 😎
Atimes do you eat it plainly or with other dish like rice? 🤣

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You just eat this salad straight up. It's a salad! Or you can use that as a side to something else!

Looks refreshing and delicious! Have fun making the balsamic reduction. I love that it has a long shelf life. Looking forward to your post with the reduction.

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Thank you kindly @offoodandart :) I will try to come up with another caprese salad!

@kotturinn that is my favorite salad!! i eat that salad really often every week! and when in making it i always love the colors, and you just captured it at the best way with your amazing photography skils!!

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Happy you liked the pictures @malos10! I love Caprese as well, fresh and delicious!

This looks yummy..

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Thanks! :D

Maybe something in stead of the balsamic, drizzeling some thin red onion compote over it?

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You know, I've never had an onion compote, but I love balsamic reduction that I make myself! Have you had that dressing with a caprese salad?

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Yess I did.. Honestly I do find it something that does with a lot of dishes. By cheese for the contrast, by steak for the sweetness and on a salad like this for the sharp bite. HUNGRY NOW!

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I'm gonna look into it, thanks for the recommendation!

This looks so appetizing, now am famish..
And food like this are good for the skin.
But why is it called balsamic reduction please?

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Thank you :)

Balsamic reduction is when you reduce the amount of it by bringing it to a boil, that makes a thicker sauce, more of a glaze. Usually you'd add additional honey or maple syrup to it.

https://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2014/01/how-to-make-balsamic-reduction-and-how-to-use-it.html

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Thanks for the info..
Would read it up..

hhhmmm. I think I saw this in steemit? Hehehe...

Awesome! looks tasty :) November, we still have those ingredients growing in backyard, except mozzarella hehe

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Oh nice! You know, you can make mozzarella at home? I saw a video once haha

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haha, yes - easy - palm oil, starch, milk powder LOL or that's what they do to stores :) you mean this mozzarella youtube classic? (if you don't mind me polluting your comments). My family weekend fun - browse authentic food making. Italian is my fav :)

I love this salad👍😊

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